Hi there. My name’s Mark and 30 odd years ago I used to sit in front of my parents’ electric fire making robots and spaceships out of cogs, wheels and bits of wood that my dad bought back from his job as a clock repairer.

Fast forward to the present day and here I am making Gizmobots. Gizmobots are found object robots that start life as finds from skips, second hand shops, car boot sales and scrap yards. Each robot is carefully crafted by me so that all the parts come together to create a very desirable quirky robot, each with their own personality. As a qualified electronics engineer, I sometimes re-appropriate old electronic equipment to give some of the robots I make a purpose, such as being an I-pod dock, a desk light or a working radio.

Gizmobots make the ideal present for the person who has everything as each one is unique and comes with its own instructions explaining its personality, likes, dislikes and hobbies. You can find out more in my interview video below. I hope you enjoy meeting my creations!

Visit my shop to adopt a robot or contact me and I'll build you one

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Want to make a robot? Junkbot Workshops!

Teach Recycling - Practical - Educational - Inclusive - Fun

My name is Mark Haig and I’m an artist who works across a wide range of digital and physical disciplines. I can deliver bespoke workshops to your group, whether a one off fun session, or as part of a longer-term project. My robot themed workshops fit well with Key Stages 1,2 and 3 National Curriculum specifications on waste, recycling and design.

Gizmobots Educational Workshops By helping groups generate and develop their own original ideas, explore materials and develop processes I help them design and make products with expressive outcomes.

Gizmobots WorkshopsI can take the educational aspects of a junkbot build further by making it interactive or animated. Using recycled screens within the robot can also allow videos or animations created by the pupils to be displayed..

I have over 20 years experience of teaching a diverse range of pupils in a diverse range of environments, including schools, PRU’s, housing associations and art galleries. I have delivered many workshops on robot manufacturing, film, animation, theatre design and technical art installation. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your requirements further. Gizmobots Workshops